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Philanthropic Priorities

Gifts from our community, supporting our community.

Since 2001, the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation has held a special covenant with community donors to assure that gifted funds are accurately documented, acknowledged, recognized and tracked per their restricted use for the benefit of patients, staff and the community served by Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. The Foundation’s Board helps to create a culture of philanthropy, engagement and support for the Hospital with the ultimate goal identified in the Foundation’s mission to secure and steward philanthropic resources to meet priority needs and initiatives of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Each year through the Foundation, thousands of you make directed donations to support emerging or established priorities, show gratitude for care received or support the Hospital through one of our great events. Large or modest, each donor and their gift is honored with that special commitment from the Foundation Board and Staff. While we can never say thank you enough, nor overly emphasize philanthropy’s impact, know that the Foundation takes this role and responsibility to heart in pursuing its donor-directed mission.

Through this and the coming few years, the Foundation will remain focused on Hospital philanthropic priorities like the Haden Nursing Institute, Palliative Care and the Caring Tradition. Newly adopted priorities include:

  • High-Risk Breast Program: to identify, guide and support women at higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Cancer Survivorship Program: to embrace the growing number of patients living as cancer survivors and to help ensure a supported transition from their intense treatment phase.
  • Caregiver's Center: to offer nonjudgemental emotional support to family caregivers, assist them with the skills they need to care for loved ones and provide a trusted referral, as appropriate.
  • Center for Clinical Education: to support our incumbent non-nursing professional staff and their specialty education needs, and to work with our community to develop career pathways in support of workforce development in needed healthcare roles.
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